If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably noticed the Easter chocolate on the shelves of the grocery store and made a mental note that Easter is coming, and you should probably pick something up for the kid’s Easter baskets, or for dessert. And, if you’re anything like us, you completely forgot! Don’t panic, there’s still time to pop into a local shop and pick up something sure to delight.

Chez Christophe
Reserve your Easter treats online for pick-up at the shop, or try your luck and stop by and see what delicious treats they have ready to go. You really can’t go wrong with anything you choose from Chez Christophe, whether it’s Easter-themed or not. But if it’s Easter-themed you want, then you’re in luck! Anyone would love to receive a “Luis Lapin” Easter smash-able – break open a 35% milk chocolate shell to find marshmallows and crispy chocolate and strawberry covered cereal pearls. Or pick up one of their egg showpieces in caramel or dark chocolate.  And Easter breakfast will never be the same once you’ve tried their ‘Hot Cross Crois” – croissant dough with cinnamon cardamom party cream, rum-soaked raisins and an orange rum glaze. Think hot cross buns meet croissants! (1558 Johnston Road)

Hillcrest Bakery & Deli
Easter weekend is almost here and the crew at Hillcrest Bakery are in full baking mode! Everything in the shop is made in-house from scratch using real ingredients you can pronounce. From adorable Easter cookies, and spring cookie decorating kits to delicious hot-cross buns and mini-egg doughnuts, Hillcrest Bakery has got Easter covered in the tastiest way possible! (15231 Thrift Avenue)

Marina O’s Tea House
Doughnuts for Easter? Why not … doughnuts are delicious every day. And White Rock newcomer Marina Os Teahouse is the place to go for crazy delicious doughnuts. The flavours change daily and range from exciting flavours like Oreo, Skor cheesecake and caramel popcorn, to the classics like chocolate sprinkle and jelly-filled. Check their Facebook page for flavours and don’t delay, the doughnuts tend to sell out. They also have a lovely selection of macarons and cake-in-a-jar to choose from. And be sure to order a bubble tea for the road! (14963 Marine Drive)

Everbean Cafe
While their coveted ‘Hatching Egg Hot Chocolate Bombs’ have officially sold out, you can still make your Easter weekend extra sweet with Eggies cupcakes, Easter cookies, doughnuts and more! And while you’re there, be sure to pick up one of their expertly crafted lattes. You can enjoy everything from a classic espresso to a wacky and creative creation like a strawberry and elderberry flower latte.  (15331 16 Avenue, Surrey)